Training and racing bikes

Base training. Done

My base training for this year is done. Back at the start of December I shared my plans for the […]

A look back on 2018

The year in stats Total distance: 10,870 miles Total duration: 583 hours Average distance per week: 209 miles Average duration […]

Planning for Base 3

The final stage of winter base training, or ‘Base 3’ starts about 15 weeks before your first priority race. For me, this means that the final phase of my base training begins on the first week of December.

Why I’m not Racing this Winter

This year I’m planning to take a complete break from racing for at least 5 months. My last race of the season was in early September and I don’t plan to race now until early March.

What a 2 week holiday did to my fitness

I’ve just returned from holiday in Bali. For the past 2 weeks I’ve been mostly eating, reading, sunbathing, eating again, and trying not to die from rabies.

Tuesday Night Racing!

Spring is here and the clocks have gone forward, which means we get an extra opportunity to suffer on a weeknight as well!

When you have a plan….

It’s important to have a plan going into a bike race. But what’s a plan if you don’t execute it?

My First Road Race!

Racing crits is fun and all, but road racing is what we watch on the TV and carries with it a certain prestige.